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  1. The Reform Party: 20 Years of History

    Now you have a Reform Party that can act as a real kingmaker in DC. As Virginian, its nice to see Doug Wilder doing well for himself as well... it never sat well with me that the state Democratic Party essentially sidelined him after he was Governor.
  2. What if Lord of the Rings never existed?

    Actually, the first really successful Conan reprints predate The Lord of the Rings, especially on the American side of the pond. The most notable was the Gnome Press hardcover which came out in 1950, five years before LOTR was published in Britain. Plus, LOTR didn't really start picking up in...
  3. What if Lord of the Rings never existed?

    As others pointed out, fantasy looks much more like Sword and Sorcery- Howard, Lieber, Moorcock, Smith and the like.
  4. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Still a shame we lose Jason Lives and Tommy goes full villain... but like last time, sounds interesting. We still get Part VI's Jason who is an actual threat to more than horny teens at least... that was always the big thing Jason Lives, make Jason actually dangerous. Plus, the best kills and...
  5. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Pop Culture alternate history 101: When in doubt, always save Brandon Lee.
  6. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Well, thats one way to avoid MJ spending decades molesting young boys.
  7. NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM: The Wilmot Proviso Passes

    Where did you get that basemap?
  8. Impact of Roman Alexander on the Empire and Middle East?

    As odd as it is to say it... they need to secure the European frontier first. A more secure border than the Rhine means they can pull more legions from Europe for this prospective invasion.
  9. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Kinda dig Gershwin... heresy to admit, but I think Last Temptation is one of the Brow's weaker films from his nearly three decade hotstreak between Taxi Driver and Casino.
  10. Patton in Korea: A TL

    Chesty gets glory for the devil dogs. As for Patton... those poor stupid bastards. They struck down Patton the Grey... now he shall return as Patton the White, ready to turn the tide.
  11. AHC: Make Eisenhower the face of the GOP instead of Reagan

    The obvious solution is to have his political heir more successful: VP Richard Nixon. Nixon wins in 1960 and he, Ike and the GOP get credit for Civil Rights, the moon landings, and the boomtimes of the 50s and 60s, and then when party fatigue kicks in by 1968, the Dems take over just as the...
  12. Patton in Korea: A TL

    Oddly, I had the exact expirience in the Army - my first platoon, aside from a Samoan and two Latinos, I was the only white guy in an all black platoon. I was made better for the expirience.
  13. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Why would it be controversial?
  14. The Iron Age of Comics: Jim Shooter's Return to Marvel

    When you say it outsold Justice League, do you mean JLA or the pre-JLA incarnation?
  15. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Wait, does this mean Disney owns the Rocky franchise now?
  16. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Oh man... those three flicks scared me forever. Rented Wind Blows from the video rental place as a kid... needless to say it left an impression... the bit at the end where they curl into body bags and try to say the Lord's Prayer... only to mix it up with Charge of the Light Brigade. (shudders)...
  17. AHC: Make giant pandas go extinct by 2000

    Certainly seems to be doing a number on sharks and elephants. Just have another Great Leap Forward style famine or two. Pandas will go in the stewpot pretty quick.
  18. Patton in Korea: A TL

    As pointed out, the winter of 1950 and the few after it were particularly bad. Temperatures more akin to Siberia and Antarctica than Korea.
  19. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    If we are looking for an alternate Batman director? Alex Proyas. Hell, just to make things really wild, cast Brandon Lee as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
  20. Patton in Korea: A TL

    My family was from the Midwest (Indiana, Illinois and Ohio) and for those who served, even by thier standards, Korea was frigid. If memory serves, part of that was that winters those first few years in Korea were unusually colder than normal. And mind you, normal for Korea can still get around...